St. Louis-based producer, importer and marketer of beverage alcohol products Luxco has launched Blood Oath Pact No. 2 – the second expression in the limited release, ultra-premium bourbon series, Blood Oath.
Blood Oath Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey Pact No. 2 is a union of three bourbons ranging in age from seven to 11 years. The first, a seven-year rye bourbon finished in port barrels, is joined by an 11 year wheated bourbon and an 11 year rye bourbon.
Pact No. 2 is bottled at 98.6 proof, and available in limited quantities nationally in the US in 750ml bottles with a RRP of US$99.99.
“Pact No. 2 is a rich marriage of three carefully selected bourbons, hand blended and bottled for a unique combination and exceptional taste,” says John Rempe, creator of Blood Oath and director of corporate R&D at Luxco. “The rye mash bill of the 11 year offers an oaky and spicy flavour, which is smoothed out by the extra-aged wheated bourbon, while the port-barrel finished rye brings it all together with a velvety sweet finish.”
Blood Oath Pact No. 2, just like its predecessor, is topped with a custom, eco-friendly natural cork, sealed and labelled with certificate-style paper stock signed by John Rempe. New for this year, each bottle of Blood Oath Pact No. 2 will be sold in a commemorative fire-branded wooden box. The Blood Oath series launched in 2015 with Pact No. 1, and will highlight a different variant, or Pact, each year.
“Pact No. 2 has a slightly fuller mouthfeel than Pact No. 1 with an oaky, caramel and cocoa aroma and a smooth flavour. The port-barrel finish really brings out the spice and fruit finish flavours,” says Rempe. “The freedom to choose the bourbons with the most complementary flavour profiles for Blood Oath allows us to create something truly special.”
Pact No. 2 is limited release, with only 7,500 three-packs created.
18 April 2016 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor